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Disney's super secret sci-fi movie will be directed by Brad Bird and co-written by Damon Lindelof.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/hugh-laurie-talks-villain-role-420774

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News / Firefly... the boardgame!
« on: February 14, 2013, 12:34:54 AM »
Firefly, the television series created by Joss Whedon, comes to life in a new boardgame from Gale Force Nine. Compelling characters, great storytelling and an evocative universe has made Firefly a fan-favorite for the past ten years.  Now fans of the television show and board games can chart their own course with Firefly: The Game, arriving on store shelves Fall 2013.

http://www.gf9.com/Default.aspx?tabid=227&art_id=3748

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News / Battlestar's Ron Moore on new scifi TV series, Helix.
« on: January 18, 2013, 12:59:01 AM »
Battlestar Galactica developer/executive producer Ron Moore is returning to Syfy‘s primetime. I hear the cable network is finalizing deals for a 13-episode straight-to-series order to Helix, a dark thriller from Moore.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/ron-moore-thriller-helix-nears-series-order-at-syfy/

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News / River Song's season 7 return in new Doctor Who set pics.
« on: April 24, 2012, 08:21:53 AM »
New set pics from the fifth episode of season seven of Doctor Who have found their way online, and they feature the return of none other than River Song (Alex Kingston) herself, back in all her glory and with a mystery to boot!

http://blastr.com/2012/04/1st-filming-pics-of-river.php

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News / 21 Leaked Photos Of “Before Watchmen”.
« on: April 24, 2012, 12:13:49 AM »
We managed to break into the DC Comics headquarters and snap surreptitious photos of their highly classified dossier on the anticipated prequels to “The Watchmen.”

http://www.buzzfeed.com/gavon/top-secret-look-at-before-watchmen

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News / SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk on future Of Space Travel.
« on: April 23, 2012, 12:30:16 PM »
His next launch will mark the first time a private spacecraft has docked with the International Space Station. Then, He intends to go to Mars.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2012/04/23/spacexs-elon-musk-on-the-business-and-future-of-space-travel/

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News / THE AVENGERS Full Cast Listing.
« on: April 23, 2012, 09:24:48 AM »
Although we know the primary cast members and characters of Marvel's The Avengers movie, a final cast list has revealed a few unknown supporting actors and comic character!

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=58385

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...on Amazon Kindle!! (but not for long). As the self-proclaimed biggest coward in the galaxy, Horatio has it easy on what passes for 40th century America. A much-favoured sycophant in the court of the King of Earth, Horatio lives in a genetically engineered paradise where there's a vat-grown slave waiting around every marble column with a bunch of grapes to drop into his oh-so perfectly designed mouth.

Unfortunately for Horatio, the artificial intelligence that rules the great mass of humanity spread across the stars has other plans for this feckless seducer. So, if you ever wonder how the galaxy's biggest coward finds himself actually trying to save it, you're not alone... but then, unfortunately, neither is our hero!

His misadventures are abetted by a psychotic Martian warrior, a robot who thinks it's related to Sherlock Holmes, a beautiful genetically enhanced assassin, a scientist with a computer for a brain, and a millennia-old clone who was alive when the last U.S. President was executed by a firing squad.

It's six against the galaxy. Six against the stars. They'll save the universe... but they might damage it first.

Download it free from the USA at...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005D3W6U6

Download it free from the UK at...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005D3W6U6

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on the Kindle!! (but not for long)... yes, it's true, best-selling author Stephen Hunt's amazing new scifi tale, Transference Station, is currently FREE at Amazon.

Are things finally looking up for Captain Lana Fiveworlds? She's managed to reach what passes for civilisation in the wild border systems of the Edge - Transference Station - the largest trading hub in the free worlds. With her ramshackle starship, the Gravity Rose, safely docked, she's now desperately searching for a cargo to stave off bankruptcy.

Yes, it's TRANSFERENCE STATION (Book two in the 'Sliding Void' series)...

Lana's crew needs paying - including the amorous barbarian prince she rescued from a failed colony world. But her crew have other priorities: the ship's android, Zeno, is distracted by terrible secrets from his past, while her alien navigator, Polter, runs into trouble indulging his religious fervour. If that wasn't enough, there's a deal available... but only from the dodgiest broker in a thousand planets. With rival starship captains looking to sabotage Lana for good, and a dangerous mission to a mysterious planet which is far more than the lies she's been spun, things can only get worse from here on in. Lana Fiveworlds and her crew of misfits are still sliding void, just, but for how much longer? Sometimes, the brown stuff piles up so high you need antigravity thrusters to fly over it.

Download it free from the USA at...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006H6Y6EW

Download it free from the UK at...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006H6Y6EW

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The British sci-fi classic The Day of the Triffids is headed to the big screen once again ... and this time Sam Raimi is behind the project.

http://blastr.com/2012/02/you-can-thank-sam-raimi-f.php

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Tor Books Announces Programming for San Diego Comic-Con 2011

Our biggest year yet, with 13 authors in attendance and two panels devoted exclusively to Tor!

We’ve outdone ourselves this year with 13 authors in attendance including science fiction icon Vernor Vinge, fan favorites Brandon Sanderson & George R.R. Martin (Wild Cards series), and new to our list, legendary creator of Fables franchise and New York Times bestselling author, Bill Willingham!

This year at the Tor Booth (#2707), we’ll not only have our popular *in-booth signings and giveaways, but you’ll also have a chance to download exclusive content via QR codes and win a tablet from our friends at Tor.com!

And finally, our esteemed Tor Staff will participate in our popular #Torchat series on Twitter, live from the con on Thursday the 21st from 10am – 11am PST. Read on for all the details!

Thursday, July 21st

· 10am – 11am #Torchat, live from Comic-Con! With @tdelucci (Theresa Delucci, Ad/promo Manager & Tor.com blogger), @Laura_FitzG (Laura Fitzgerald, Digital Mktg Coordinator) @opattyg (Patty Garcia, Director of Publicity) and @jgolenbo (Justin Golenbock, Senior Publicist Extraordinaire)

· 12pm Tor Booth signing with Carrie Vaughn, author of New York Times bestselling Kitty Norville series, signing copies of Kitty Goes to War. Booth #2707

· 12pm – 1pm Putting the “Epic” in “Epic Fantasy: Writing to excite! Room 6A

With Brandon Sanderson (The Way of Kings), Peter Orullian (The Unremembered), George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, Kevin J. Anderson and others. Moderated by Michael Spradlin.

1:30pm – 2:30pm Signing in the autographing area, AA8

· 2:45pm Tor Booth signing with Brandon Sanderson, signing Mistborn. Five lucky fans will win an Advanced Readers Copy of his new book Alloy of Law, coming in November. Booth #2707

· 4pm – 5pm No Damsels in Distress Here: Female voices in sci-fi/fantasy create kick-ass heroines. Room 25ABC. With Carrie Vaughn (Kitty’s Big Trouble), Seanan McGuir, Sherrilyn Kenyon and others. Moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy.

5:30pm – 6:30pm Signing in the autographing area, AA2

· 5pm Tor Booth signing with Tony Gonzales, IP Development Manager at CCP Games and author of Eve: Empyrean Age and the upcoming Eve: Templar One (December). Booth #2707

Friday, July 22nd: Videogame Day

Tor has positioned themselves as the industry leader within this burgeoning subgenre of science fiction via an expanded program of stand-alone novels that flesh out virtual worlds with original stories through partnerships with industry-leading videogame developers, established writers, and prominent gaming studios. This year we take over and get our own panel! We’ll also be giving away Halo and Dragon Age messenger bags all day!

· 10am – 11am Writing in Videogames: In-game, novels, comics, & other franchise-building offshoots. Room 32AB. With Greg Bear (Halo: Cryptum), Karen Traviss (Halo: Glasslands), David Gaider (Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne, Dragon Age: The Calling), John Shirley (Bioshock: Rapture), Tony Gonzales (EVE: The Empyrean Age, EVE: Templar One), Frank O’Connor (Chief of 343 Industries, Halo: Evolutions) and Kevin Grace (Managing Editor of 343 Industries, Halo: Evolutions). Moderated by Matt Staggs of Suvudu.com.

11:30am – 12:30am Signing in the autographing area, AA2

· 12pm Tor Booth signing with Bram Stoker Award winner John Shirley, signing copies of Bioshock: Rapture, the prequel story to the award-winning and bestselling video game franchise. Booth #2707

· 2pm Tor Booth signing with multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Greg Bear, #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Travis, Frank O’Connor, Chief of 343 Industries, and Kevin Grace, Managing Editor of 343 Industries, signing copies of Halo: Evolutions. Booth #2707

· 5pm Tor Booth signing with David Gaider, lead writer on the award-winning role-playing game Dragon Age: Origins among others, signing copies of Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne. Booth #2707

Saturday, July 23rd

· 12pm Tor Booth signing with the iconic Vernor Vinge! This fall will finally see the release of The Children of the Sky, the long awaited follow up to Hugo Award winning A Fire Upon the Deep. Never read it? Stop by the booth and get a copy signed by the wonderful author himself! Booth #2707

· 3pm The Long Man give-away by comic legend, Steve Englehart. Booth #2707

· 5pm Tor Booth signing with legendary George R.R. Martin! Originally created in 1987 and long before Martin became a household name, George R. R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass’ Wild Cards series earned a reputation for its smart reimagining of the superhero idea. Martin & Snodgrass will be joined by other contributors including Carrie Vaughn, Carolyn Spector and Daniel Abraham. Note: Martin will only sign copies of Inside Straight; limit one copy per person. Booth #2707

Sunday, July 24th

· 10:30am Wildcards Sunday Morning, Moderated by George R.R. Martin & Melinda Snodgrass. With Paul Cornell, David Anthony Durham, Carrie Vaughn, Daniel Abraham & Caroline Spector. A Tor exclusive!

12pm – 1pm Signing in the Autographing area AA8

· 12pm Dreadnought giveaway by steampunk high priestess, Cherie Priest. Booth #2707

· 12pm – 1pm Speculative Fiction: Space odyssey, alien encounters and future worlds Room 25ABC. With Vernor Vinge (The Children of the Sky), Greg Bear (Halo: Cryptum), Timothy Zahn and others. Moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy.

1:30pm – 2:30pm Signing in the autographing area AA8

· 2pm – 3pm Tor Booth signing with comic legends Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham! We’re proud to announce the publication of Down the Mysterly River, Willingham’s first book for young readers to be published by Starscape (Tor’s younger sibling) this fall. Willingham & Buckingham (hey that rhymes!) will sign one of four specially designed postcards featuring art from the upcoming book. A Comic-Con exclusive!

Thanks for voting us “Best Publisher” in the Locus Poll for 24 straight years!

*All Tor Booth signings are on a first come first serve basis and while supplies lasts. Limit one book per person.

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Press Releases / Apocalypse Again? Nibiru Is to Hit Earth in 2012
« on: July 20, 2011, 09:36:13 AM »
The end of the world is nigh….again! The latest threat is not biblical apocalypse, but a rogue planet called “Nibiru.” Wisconsin woman Nancy Lieder claims she can communicate with aliens called the Zetas via a brain implant. She first predicted a giant planet called “Planet X” would collide with earth in 2003. She asked people to kill their pets ahead of the calamity. When that did not work out, she switched it to 2012, in line with other predictions 2012 would be the end of times. Despite her track record, people still believe her. Have Lieder and Harold Camping found a recession-proof way of making money?

Check out NMA’s latest video on the apocalypse:

http://www.nma.tv/apocalypse-nibiru-hit-earth-2012/

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Press Releases / A new Superman for the new century
« on: July 20, 2011, 09:35:39 AM »
THE NEW MAN OF TOMORROW
 
He has been called the Man of Steel, the Last Son of Krypton and a strange visitor from a distant planet.
 
He is Superman, the Man of Tomorrow. As part of DC COMICS - THE NEW 52, this September will usher in a new Superman for the new century.
 
In the pages of ACTION COMICS, writer Grant Morrison and artist Rags Morales will present humanity's first encounters with Superman, before he became one of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Set a few years in the past, it's a bold new take on a classic hero.
 
* This Superman is very much an alien, one struggling to adjust to his adopted home. In the series, he must come to terms with both the loss of his home world, as well as the loss of both of his adopted parents. He is more Kal-El from the planet Krypton than Clark Kent from Kansas. He's a loner trying to find his place in the world.
 
* The series' first storyline will explore the origins of Superman's costume, as it evolves from a look that includes jeans and work boots to a new look: a suit of battle armor that pays tribute to his Kryptonian past.
 
* His great powers have limits. When the series begins, Superman can leap tall buildings, but his ability to fly is in its infancy.
 
And in the SUPERMAN ongoing comic book series, by writer George Perez and artist Jesus Merino, will be set in present day continuity and will unleash a series of new challenges for Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent.
 
* Clark Kent is single and living on his own. He has never been married.
 
* Lois Lane is dating a colleague at the DAILY PLANET (and his name isn't Clark Kent) and she has a new position with the paper.
 
Timeless and modern, classic and contemporary, but younger, brasher and more brooding, this is Superman. The New Man of Tomorrow.
 
ACTION COMICS issue 1 goes on sale on September 7th 2011 and SUPERMAN issue 1 goes on sale September 28th 2011.

http://dccomics.com/dcu/comics/?cm=20068

http://dccomics.com/dcu/comics/?cm=20070

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Press Releases / Star Trek: The Next Generation re-runs on CBS Action
« on: July 20, 2011, 09:34:25 AM »
CBS Action has hired an unknown, Raules Davies, to front Star Trek: The Next Generation which airs on the channel each weeknight from 20 July, 2011, and conduct live chats over on Twitter during the episodes, sharing trivia and giving other fans the chance to win some great memorabilia and other prizes.

In a unique TV first, hotel night manager, Davies, 36, will introduce the episodes and share his vast Star Trek knowledge with viewers, plus divulge all the trivia and gossip he’s picked up over the years, as a self-styled ‘Trekologist’.

Raules, who has no TV presenting experience, is amazed that his life-long Star Trek fandom has led to his dream job:  “I keep expecting to wake up.  I’m elated and slightly scared.  I’m incredibly excited about the whole thing.  I’m in a position where I hope I can make a difference to Star Trek and its fans and how we’re perceived.”

Chris Sharp, Chief Programming Officer at CBS Action, said: “Raules is an absolute natural.  We knew the moment we interviewed him that he was a star in the making.  We wanted to put our fans at the heart of the marketing campaign, so we’re delighted to have Raules spearheading the activity.”

Davies, who lives in Manchester, was spotted by CBS Action at sci-fi convention Comic Con late last year. Raules explains: “I was approached by a CBS camera crew and asked questions about Star Trek.  I remember the last thing I did, after they had concluded the interview, was turn to the camera and say "Star Trek on CBS Action- to watch anything else would be... illogical!"

Raules is a life-long Star Trek fan with his own collection of memorabilia including genuine uniforms from the show, some of which will feature on-air.  He watches a staggering 8 hours of the sci-fi classic every day and estimates that, so far, he has spent more than 80,000 hours watching the iconic series.

During the first three episodes, Raules  will be tweeting from the www.twitter.com/cbsaction , account - answering and posing questions, sharing trivia and giving other fans the chance to win some great memorabilia and other prizes.

CBS Action features the very best in high octane action-dramas, including much content from the world-famous CBS studios including NCIS, Chuck Norris favourite Walker, Texas Ranger and The District.  Since launch in November 2009, the channel has quickly built up a huge following. Its sister channels CBS Reality, CBS Drama and The Horror Channel are also big hitters amongst entertainment viewers, with the CBS Channels among the fastest growing entertainment channels in the country.

CBS Action will show all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation from 20th July 2011.

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Press Releases / Strength of a Giant
« on: July 20, 2011, 09:33:00 AM »
Science Fiction short story
 
Heaven is at war, only the Seven Archangels stand between victory and defeat, for one of the Seven, Uriel, danger is closer than he knows!
 
Strength of a Giant is a short story about the enigmatic Son of God Emanuel and the Archangel Raphael. Will they be able to fight the evil plot of Jovian, who is an amalgamation of fallen angels, or has time run out? The final battle takes place within the Milky Way and our solar system will never be the same again. . .

About the Author

Tony Passarelli lives in Nottingham, England.
 

He spent many years working as an
independent film-maker. In the process he
wrote a number of film scripts which kindled
his interest in becoming a novelist.

'Strength of a Giant' is his first completed work.

Tony is currently working on his fantasy novel
'The Book of Biden'

 

 

Available for free download from Smashword

 http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/65878
 
Strength of a Giant Kindle US
 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004O6MSTW
 
Strength of a Giant Kindle UK
 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004O6MSTW
 
Strength of a Giant available to buy in paperback at lulu.com
 
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/strength-of-a-giant/15911189

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